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Epidemiol Infect. 2010 Jul;138(7):1012-5. doi: 10.1017/S0950268809991129. Epub 2009 Nov 2.

Measles transmission in immunized and partially immunized air travellers.

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Centre for Disease Control, Department of Health and Families, Northern Territory Government, Australia. kerryn.coleman@health.gov.au

Abstract

Most cases of measles in Australia are associated with travel or acquired from travellers from overseas. This study presents a series of three secondary cases of measles acquired through contact with a case of infectious measles acquired in China. Two of the cases were fully immunized siblings sitting eight rows behind the index case on a 4(1/2)-h flight from Singapore. The third case was acquired in the airport where the index case was in transit. The report highlights the travel-associated risk of measles and discusses the heredity of vaccine-induced measles immunity.

PMID:
19878613
DOI:
10.1017/S0950268809991129
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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